The Middle Half 13.1 Mile Race to be held in Downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday

Oct 06, 2021 at 09:46 am by WGNS

COMING UP: The 13th annual Middle Half will be this Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro. The half marathon will start in front of Central Magnet School this year and finish in front of the City Cafe on East Main Street.

Melinda and Miles Tate came up with the idea of a half marathon in downtown Murfreesboro 15-years ago. Throughout those years there is one thing that hasn't changed - the need to train and prepare your body for a 13.1-mile run...


Since its inception, The Murfreesboro Half Marathon has supported the running community and has donated over $500k to local charities and organizations.

Again, the annual race is this Saturday (10/09/21) and the National Anthem is scheduled to begin at 6:50AM followed by the start of the wheelchair race at 6:55 and then runners will hit the pavement at 7AM.

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More Murfreesboro Half Marathon Details:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  On October 9, approximately 1500 runners from 26 different states will participate in the 14th Murfreesboro Half Marathon (“The Middle Half”). Starting near Central Magnet School on Main Street at 7:00 a.m., the runners will finish the 13.1 mile race near the historic downtown square. 

Residents are encouraged to check out the course route and make alternate plans for travel between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Streets will be opened as the last runner finishes on that section. To estimate the time, allow 15 minutes per mile. For example, the road at Mile 6 would open up at approximately 90 minutes after the race start. A map of the course may be found at 

Participants may register online by credit or debit card at until the cap of 1500 is reached.

“We are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our participants,” said Nate Williams, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation director. “After taking a break last year, the runners are eager to get back on our course.”

The course includes the Rutherford County Courthouse on the Square, scenic tree-lined Main Street and Maney Avenue, Oaklands Mansion and the newer portions of MTSU’s campus. 

Presented by Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, additional sponsors include The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro, Purity, TrustPoint Hospital, Lee Company, Tifosi, Murfreesboro Water Resources, and Brass Horn Coffee Roasters.

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The Middle Half, with 1,500 Runners, to be held This Saturday

Sponsors include Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, The City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, Fleet Feet Sports, Lee Company, Purity, TrustPoint Hospital, Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Publix.

Important Links:

- Race Day Schedule
- Registration
- Race Day Results
- Middle Half Homepage


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